Nourishing Prosperity Alliance: Learnings and Insights from Partners
The cost of cow feed is 60 to 70 percent the cost of producing a liter of milk in Kenya. For dairy farmers, it means that using improved forage varieties and nutritionally balanced rations makes a genuine difference to their income. What’s more, the higher likelihood of drought and high temperatures in eastern Africa — an effect of climate change — underlines the need for a stronger forage market system. To tackle these challenges, the Nourishing Prosperity Alliance is leveraging animal nutrition to unlock the productivity potential of cattle, leading to higher income for dairy farmers and greater food and nutrition security. Moreover, by improving dairy cow productivity through optimized nutrition, farmers are able to reduce methane emissions per liter of milk. The pilot has resulted in an average 46 percent rise in annual milk output and 26 percent decrease in dairy methane emissions intensity for participating smallholder farmers. Announced by USDA at COP27, the Nourishing Prosperity Alliance was selected as an AIM for Climate (AIM4C) innovation sprint partner for its role as a leading solution for addressing climate change and global hunger. Join the partners of the Nourishing Prosperity Alliance as they share the successes of this innovative "alliance model" that brought together private sector actors across the full value chain to strengthen forage market systems. The alliance is made up of Land O'Lakes Venture37, Corteva Agriscience, the International Livestock Research Institute, and Forage Genetics International. What started as a pilot in 2021 is now expanding into Ethiopia, impacting the lives of thousands more farmers. Moderated by Land O'Lakes Venture37, the panel discussion will highlight each partner as they present their perspective on the alliance and their role in supporting low- and middle-income farmers in Kenya. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the discussion, which will be addressed during the panel Q&A. This webinar is made possible by the partners of the Nourishing Prosperity Alliance: Land O'Lakes Venture37, Corteva Agriscience, the International Livestock Research Institute, and Forage Genetics International.